Products Nannies Love As nannies, au pairs, and their charges are venturing out to amusement parks, playgrounds, and zoos there’s no better time to disucss keeping tabs on kids in public places. Last week we recommended Tig Tagz a bracelet for children to wear with important information on it case you lose track of a […]

Have You Ever Lost a Child in Your Care?

Tig Tagz: Products Nannies Love There is nothing more scary than losing a child in a public place. So, a mother developed Tig Tagz little disposable bracelets for kids that carry important information on them. You can order these adorable wristbands with customized information or blank to be filled out at home. They are weather […]

Have Your Charges Ever Been Hurt at a Playground?

National Playground Safety Week 2011 is April 25-29, 2011 National Playground Safety Week is a time to focus on children’s outdoor play environments. A time to pledge to use good judgment when playing. A time for gratitude for all the adults who work tirelessly on maintaining our playgrounds. KEEP CHILDREN S.A.F.E. Place this list in […]

October To-Do List

In Case of… In case of an emergency, your identification and contact numbers are stolen or unavailable, or your charges are hurt or missing, develop a system to retrieve vital information. A quick option is to send yourself an email with the data police or medical personnel might need. Include images, even video, of your […]

Should Nannies and Au Pairs Throw Out Plastic Baby Bottles?

FDA Issues Warning About BPA Exposure It is all over the media that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Americans should avoid plastics with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). The Canadian government is banning all baby bottles made with BPA. Wal-Mart and other stores are starting to pull BPA bottles off their shelves. […]

Top 10 Worst Toy List

On Wednesday we discussed what to buy the children you care for this holiday season. Click here to see our suggestions. In this month’s issue of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter we recommend nannies and au pairs choose safe, age-appropriate gifts that encourage creative play rather than passive play for children. Instead of choosing electronic […]

Don’t Flip Flop on Foot Safety

More summer safety tips for au pairs and nannies. Let’s continue to discuus the topic of summer safety that we started last week. Think of summer and you may invoke images of your charges wearing flip flops. Cool, easy-on and easy-off, flip flops are a favorite summer footwear. But should they be? Flip flops certainly […]